March 17, 2011
Many Chinese, fearing radiation poisoning from the earthquake-ravaged nuclear plant in neighbouring Japan that just lies across the sea, are buying iodine pills to protect themselves.
The escalating crisis due to leakage of radioactive materials from Japan’s Fukushima power plant has raised health concerns among some Chinese, increasing sales of iodine tablets, the China Daily reported Thursday.
Authorities in China are conducting more inspections at nuclear projects to persuade the public to remain calm amid growing concerns over radiation leaks.
Radiation levels in Japan have reached alarming level, following a series of explosions in the nuclear reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi plant in the aftermath of the magnitude-9 earthquake that rocked Japan’s northeast coast Friday.
Many Chinese are worried that the radiation can reach China and they are buying iodine pills, which help prevent the human body from absorbing radioactive materials.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 4:49 am